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One big difference between the way kids learn iGo and the way adults learn it. Part II

One big difference between the way kids learn iGo and the way adults learn it. Part II



Every time they ask me such questions, I always
respond like:

"Would you please show me a concrete example?"

They never do.ふらふら

Instead they always try to explain an iGo situation further
only in words.
がく〜(落胆した顔)

This happens in Japan and in America.


It's always impossible to understand what they are
trying to convey.

The best I can ask is that "Would you please show me a
concrete example?"

But they don't. Instead they still try to explain it
to me verbally.ちっ(怒った顔)


You can not explain anything verbally with
regards to a situation in the game of iGo.


You've got to show an exampleexclamation

(If you're at least my level, then you could describe it
verbally.)


Every situation is different; thus, every answer
is different.


I'll give you an example:


There's always a great difference between
a joseki on a 3-4 point in a corner and
a joseki on a star point.

For those who never play iGo or weak kyu players, the only difference between them is just one line.

BUT, one line makes a tremendous difference to us!

Many weak kyu players often don't see the
significance of a difference of one line.

But the stronger you get, the more easily you realize
the one line makes a huge difference.


It's like...


America and Canada are completely different, right?

But suppose there are some Asians who never learned about
the U.S. and Canada in school, and suppose they have
never looked at a map on the North American Continent, and
suppose they are never interested in outside their countries,
the differences between the States and Canada are probably
minor if at all.

The people in both countries speak English, and they look
the same to those Asians.

So for them, America and Canada are the same except just
one line different geographically.

BUT for the people in the US and Canada, these countries
are completely different!

So one line difference is huge!

(I don't know if it was a good analogy or not.ふらふら)


That is why you've got to show a concrete example.

One line of a stone makes a big difference, but not only that.

If there is/are a stone(s) in the surroundings, that
will also make my answers very different.

To be continued...


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